Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2018 10:54 pm


Date Joined: October 15, 2017
Last Online: January 18, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

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i! I'm Marie and I also use the name Mons which is my family nickname. I am from San Francisco, California. My ethnicity is Filipina, with some Chinese and Canadian and Scottish mixed in.

I work in a financial services company. We help companies help consumers with mortgages and property management. I used to work in high tech but mostly I do sales and customer service. I'm no engineer!

Some of my favorite things right now are: 1) A Course in Miracles I just started doing this program. I never really felt inspired by Marianne Williamson but I am enamored with Gabby/Gabrielle Bernstein's talks and books. I go through this program every day and at times every hour. It's really working for me.

2) Yoga I don't do yoga classes but I have an app that I use on my phone and tv shows that I record on my DVR. I try to squeeze in yoga during my commute, at my office, and in the shower even. I guess you can call it yoga on the go.

3) Spirituality I have been in Religious Studies but I ended up with an MBA instead of a ministry degree. But I love all the worlds religions, including Satanists, Shamans, and Sufis. As I get older, I am remembering that we are all certainly going to die one day. And I value all life, all religions, all cultures. I have had a Catholic upbringing, then mixed that with Christian Bible Study and I miss my San Diego Women's Christian Fellowship. And currently I practice Thelema, a flavor of Gnosticism.

4) Reading: I have two full 8' bookshelves on my "To Read" list. I've been recycling and loading up our local little free libraries with the books that I've already read. Even peeling away my cherished first editions or favorites so that other people can read these books.

5) Dance, Swim, Walk: I love all these activities.

6) Animals: our next door neighbors have a duck, kitten, and dog. We aspire to soon have our own menagerie. Right now we have no animals. We did have two rescue guinea pigs: Marilyn & Gwyneth (two long haired floppy guinea pigs) they came to us named that way. But since they were rescues they weren't young and they both passed on. So hopefully soon we will adopt a few new animals.

Favorite Crafts

Cotton yarns




Postage stamps



Fabric pieces




Favorite Films, TV Shows, Book

Books, Music, Films: I love films. I regularly go to the public library here in San Francisco and check out tons of books, music & film.

Cookbooks & DIY & HGTV sorts of projects (I don't really DO many projects but I still love to watch tv shows and read and listen to free podcasts on these topics).

Non-fiction topics: I listen to political shows/watch a lot of news; environmental stuff, travel channel, I even watch the home shopping networks lately.

Wish List

Kawaii, like Hello Kitty or other characters

Post cards

Stickers: I love all kinds of stickers, I also like upcycled photos or magazine clippings and ephemera for scrapbooking and journalling.

Washi, deco, fabric or any kind of tape/stickers.

Cotton Yarns: I love all kinds of colors.


I love all colors: jewel colors like bright vivid purple, red, pink, red.

I also love pastel colors: lavender, lilac, rose.

I love seasonal colors: for Autumn-- pumpkin, cinnamon, cardamon colors.

For the Winter-- sparkling, shimmering, crystal ices, evergreens, holiday holly wreaths.

I love Art: Impressionist painters like Monet, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec.

And Dada-like the cut out words.

Surrealist Art and more.


Sugardragon rated for penpal speed dating on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Wow Thank you for all the extra's!! I love it all. I will reply to your letter soon :0)
veronicallama rated for penpal speed dating on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the letter, Marie! I'll be writing you back :D
Aladyjackson rated for Write Me A Letter #2 - USA on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful letter and awesome inserts. I loved it, you seem lovely and I will be writing back soon. :)
KaylaVan rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 9, 2018
ariestess rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Happy 2018!
Lablauri57 rated for penpal speed dating on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your letter and sparkly stuff! I a, off tomorrow and plan to make it a day of writing letters....
Comment: Hi Marie! Thank you for the nice share and for the goodies - so sweet of you! I got to visit Mt. Rainier several years ago - it was so beautiful! I will pm you about writing! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
kimhoay rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 7, 2018
SassyGreen rated for Interest me no. 54 on Jan 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the page, it was truly a joy to read and while zestful is an interesting word to fall in love with, I feel like it could have been worst.
riftvegan rated for Interest me no. 54 on Jan 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks, looks interesting.
JustSmurfie rated for Write Me A Letter #1 - USA on Jan 2, 2018
HappyMom rated for Quick Letter & Christmas Card! on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: Hi Marie - I got your letter today and loved it! We have many things in common, and I will write back when I get a chance. Thanks for the postcards and sunset from Maui photo -- be still my heart! ! !
saarva rated for Write Me A Letter #1 - Intl on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: Hi Marie, thank you so much for your lovely letter 💕 I really enjoyed reading it. Will write back to you soon!
threelittlebirds411 rated for Send 2 Christmas Cards on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!
ElenaMaz rated for Currently I'm #2 on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: I love mezcal as well, hope you had a great Christmas!!
AliCrafter rated for Send 2 Christmas Cards on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Gotta love those Polar Bears! I used to collect them, so thank you for cute card. Merry Christmas!
Response: Yay! Merry Christmas!
velvetbunny rated for Everybody Loves A Penpal on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the letter and stickers. I'll send you a reply soon.
Response: Yay! Glad you liked the little gifts.
Fabriqueen rated for Christmas Card Letter #3 on Nov 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and letter. Also for the tags and trims.
Response: You are welcome! Merry Christmas
patricia8288 rated for Mail some saving tips # 3 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: thank you so much for great great great swap and extras, is the kind of advice/response I was hoping for, Thank you for sharing your tips.
Response: Thank you! Thank you for organizing these savings tips swaps. I need to join another one as I've learned stuff too.

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TC on Oct 16, 2017:

Hey there! I’m not doing much crafting right now but I’m open to an easy postcard swap if it would help you get ratings to get started. Let me know. :) (I also invited you to Newbie Helpers.)

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